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German culture and etiquette

What to expect when doing business in Germany © Eleonore Breukel – www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. German Society The Federal Republic of Germany, die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, consists of 16 States or Bundesländer with…
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Inspire your international audience in a four minutes presentation

Inspire your audience in a four minute presentation © Eleonore Breukel  www.intercultural.nl Can you get undivided attention when giving a presentation? Can you motivate your clients and colleagues to take the necessary action? Can you adapt your presentation style to the cultural background of your audience? Yes, you can! Many of us are forced to…
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02/08/2018 0

Communicating across Borders Part II: Southern Europe

Nobody speaks European © Eleonore Breukel  – www.intercultural.nl Juliano, an Italian blue jeans manufacturer enters the trade fair in the International Fashion center in Barcelona together with Klaus, his German distributor for Northwest Europe. Juliano comments, “What a wonderful show, full of bright colors, loud music and lively conversations between the stand holders and their…
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French business culture and etiquette

An insight into French business culture and etiquette © Eleonore Breukel  www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. France. A world power The French Republic has a population of 65 million. The French language, the French culture,…
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18/07/2018 0

Royal glitter in the sober Dutch egalitarian culture

Is there a Dutch identity? Is there respect without titles and formalities. The multicolored Dutch manage to combine  royal glitter and soberness. They place their King in the middle of the egalitarian society. Together they guarantee  freedom and democracy. © Eleonore Breukel and Marcelo Baudino Who are the Dutch? The Argentinean born Queen Maxima of…
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Dutch business culture and etiquette; egalitarian, individualistic, direct

by Eleonore Breukel     www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. The Netherlands The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a small country with a limited internal market, consequently the Dutch look across their borders for markets.…
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Communicating across borders Part I of IV. Northern Europe

Nobody speaks European By Eleonore Breukel  www.intercultural.nl  Part 1 of 4 articles on the European Union Northern Europe If the name “European Union” gives you the impression that the countries of the EU really form an internal union, you are unfortunately mistaken. Visit a European expo or fair and you’ll soon find out. The Polish…
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American culture and etiquette

Insights into the American business world By Eleonore Breukel Intercultural Communication bv   www.intercultural.nl How we look upon and judge the lifestyle and workplace of other cultures depends on how we view the world from our own cultural background. American Society The Federal Government of the United States of America is located in Washington D.C. Each…
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The Indian Mindset

Rajesh Kumar Associate Professor of International Business Strategy University of Nottingham Email: Rajesh.Kumar@nottingham.ac.uk Mindsets play an important role in how members of a social group perceive a situation, respond to it, and manage their interaction with group members and those outside of their immediate circle. The members of a cultural group are often not consciously…
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